The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Looking for an editor or proofreader?

The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for more than 700 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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Our three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three – 15 upgrade points awarded on successful completion of all three courses.

P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress

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Membership

The SfEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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SfEP community

Find out about the activities and resources that help make the SfEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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Editorial training

PRACTICAL PDF MARKUP

Our first webinar-based course begins next month!

This course is a series of three live webinar sessions with Sarah Price, for anyone who has no or little experience of marking up PDFs and who lacks confidence in finding their way round a new program.

Session 1: Overview of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and the commenting tools, Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 2pm BST

Session 2: Text boxes, comment boxes and the BSI stamps, Thursday 25 July 2019 at 2pm BST

Session 3: Advanced features, Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 2pm BST

With pre-and post-course exercises, and an opportunity to ask your own questions.

Book one session at £35 per session (£60 non-members) or all three for £95 (£150 non-members).

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See our range of guides

Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.

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